The Crucified Lovers (1954)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Chikamatsu Monogatari Japan, 1954.  Daiei Studios.  Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, based on the play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Masaichi Nagata.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka, Tamezo Mochizuki.  Production Design by Hisakazu Tsuji.  Costume Design by Natsu Ito.  Film Editing by Kanji Suganuma.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.   The servant in…

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The Mad Fox (1962)

TOM UCHIDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Koiya Koi Nasuna Koi Alternate title:  Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow Japan, 1962.  Toei Kyoto.  Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda.  Cinematography by Sadaji Yoshida.  Produced by Hiroshi Okawa.  Music by Chuji Kinoshita.  Production Design by Takatoshi Suzuki.  Film Editing by Shintaro Miyamoto.   Gorgeous fantasy film about a medieval astrologer who predicts possible danger to the imperial court…

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Ugetsu (1953)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ugetsu Monogatari Japan, 1953.  Daiei Studios.  Story by Hisakazu Tsuji, Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, from stories by Akinari Ueda.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Masaichi Nagata.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka, Tamekichi Mochizuki, Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Masatsugu Hashimoto.  Costume Design by Tadaoto Kainosho, Shima Yoshizane.  Film Editing by…

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Sansho The Bailiff (1954)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Sansho Dayu Japan, 1954.  Daiei Studios.  Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda, idea by Hisakazu Tsuji, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, based on the stories Asaji Ga Yado and Jasei No In by Akinari Ueda.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Masaichi Nagata.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka, Kinshichi Kodera, Tamekichi Mochizuki.  Production Design by Hisakazu…

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Life Of Oharu (1952)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Saikaku Ichidai Onna Japan, 1952.  Koi Productions, Shintoho Film Distribution Committee.  Screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda, based on the novel Koshuku Ichidai Onna by Saikaku Ihara.  Cinematography by Yoshimi Hirano, Yoshimi Kono.  Produced by Hideo Koi, Kenji Mizoguchi.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Hiroshi Mizutani.  Film Editing by Toshio Goto.  …

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